Roots of Osteopathy
Andrew Taylor Still D.O.
,born 1828 in Jonesville, Virginia to a methodist minister/physician, was the founder of Osteopathy. He began studying medicine under his father at age 21. He opened the first Osteopathic Medical school in Kirksville, Missouri in 1892. For a more detailed account of his life and thoughts on Osteopathy I highly recommend reading his autobiography, which can be found via the link below.
For information on current Osteopathic practice visit the
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
"Osteopathic physicians understand how all the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. They receive special training in the musculoskeletal system so that they better understand how that system influences the condition of all other body systems. In addition, DOs are trained to identify and correct structural problems, which can assist your body's natural tendency toward health and self-healing. "